Nearest Korean Consulate (World-Wide Map):
Visa Application Procedures
1) Apply on line (attach all necessary documents)
2) Upon confirmation of acceptance, the Academic Supervisor
will send the contract to the teacher by email.
3) Sign and send by a courier, the contract along with copies
of diplomas (BA. BS. MA. MS.) certified by the Korean Consulate
(or the original diplomas) and sealed university transcripts.
(open envelopes will not be accepted by the Korean Immigration
4) The General Affairs Manager will take all the documents
to the Korean Immigration Office and get a visa issuance letter.
(This process will take 5-7 working days)
5) The visa issuance letter will be sent to the teacher.
6) Take the visa issuance letter and passport to the nearest
Korean Consulate to receive the E-2 visa.
When the process is finished, the flight to Korea will
be booked by YBM. The employee will need to arrive 5-7
days prior to the first day of the session for orientation
For Korean-American or Korean-Canadian
Korean-Americans and Korean-Canadians need to apply for
F-4 visas. F-4 application requires the mother or father’s
“Ho Juk Deung Bon,” a copy of this can be attained in
Korea at the satellite district office where the parents
resided prior to leaving Korea. To apply for the form,
the following information is needed: Mother/Father’s full
name, old Korean ID # and old Korean address. After the
form is obtained, it needs to be taken to the Korean Immigration
Office, along with passport, photo and copy of naturalization
papers or U.S./Canada birth certificate.
Green card holders can only be offered part-time work.
Some green card holders can receive “in house” contracts
after 3 months of working part-time. There are 2 different
1) Hourly rate of 15,000 won per hour
2) Commission pay system for employees with minimum of
2 years of teaching experience, fluent in both Korean
Lost or stolen passports must be reported to the Korean
Immigration within 2 weeks or be subjected to a fine of
During the term of the contract, teachers who wish to
travel abroad must purchase re-entry visas in order to
re-enter Korea. These can be obtained at the Immigration
office or international airports in Korea. The cost for
single re-entry visa is 30,000 won and multiple re-entry
visa is 50,000 won. It is the responsibility of the teacher
to obtain the visa.
In the first week of your employment, teachers are taken
to the immigration office to register for an Alien Registration
Card. Teachers will receive the card within a week. It
is required by law for all residents to carry this card
at all times.
If the Alien registration card is lost or stolen, it can
easily be replaced by reporting it at a police station
and getting an official report. The official report and
passport can be given to the Academic Supervisor and he
will have the General Affairs Manager apply for a new